One year non-PhD programme

Admission to the 1-Year International Programme (non-PhD) in Sociology is Open


GSSR invites students from Poland and abroad who hold at least a Bachelor degree (or equivalent) to apply to our 1-year international programme in sociology developed under the collaborative framework of the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology, Polish Academy of Sciences (IFiS PAN), GSSR and Lancaster University (UK). This small-size training programme focuses on imparting theoretical and methodological skills that academic and extra-academic social science research calls for. The Programme’s instruction fee is PLN 10000/student (ca. 2500 USD/student).

Upon successful completion, the Programme leads to an IFiS-issued Certificate of Course Completion and eligibility to apply to Lancaster University (UK), to be considered for a British MA degree. Lancaster University conducts its own quality process review of students’ academic work, including their dissertation research.

For the 2022/2023 academic year, GSSR will accept up to seven best candidates to our 1-year international programme in sociology. The application window opens Monday, February 21, 2022 and closes Monday, May 2, 2022. More details, including eligibility requirements, how to apply, the document checklist are available here: 1-Year International Programme: Eligibility, Application Package, Instruction Fees, and more

Complete applications (cf. 1-Year International Programme: Document Checklist), including proof of 200 PLN registration fee payment, must be submitted electronically to Dr. John Fells, Academic Director, ( by Monday, May 2, 2022. Incomplete applications and applications received after May 2, 2022 will not be considered.

An Applications Review Committee will review applications by May 9, 2022. You will receive email notification about the status of your application, and, as applicable, invitation for an online interview, by May 10, 2022.  Personal interviews will be scheduled in the period May 11-13, 2022. The results of the selection review process following the online interview will be communicated electronically by May 16, 2022.

Successful applicants must inform GSSR if they accept their place in our 1-year international programme by June 30, 2022. Confirmation of place acceptance must be accompanied by proof of payment of the first instalment of the Programme Fee, in the amount of 5000 PLN. Payments should be made directly to IFiS PAN, at the following account:

With  the  message “GSSR 1-Year Programme, 1st instalment Instruction Fee”.

Nowy Świat 72, 00-330 Warszawa


Bank: Bank Gospodarstwa Krajowego

Aleje Jerozolimskie 7

00-955 Warszawa

Account number for payments in PLN: PL 71 1130 1017 0020 1463 0820 0004

Failure to provide proof of payment of the Instruction’s Fee first instalment by June 30, 2022 will result in the candidate’s removal from the list of accepted students.



Phone: (+48) 22 828 80 09

Fax: (+48) 22 826 48 21

The Graduate School
for Social Research,

Staszic Palace,
Nowy Świat 72,
00-330 Warsaw,